Pueblo Survivor Named Naval History Author of the Year
U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant F. Carl “Skip” Schumacher was named the posthumous recipient of the Naval History 2018 Author of the Year Award at the 146th U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting on 25 April.
Schumacher, who died in May 2018, was honored for his article recounting his experience as a prisoner of war in North Korea in the wake of the 1968 capture of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2) (see “Hell and Back,” February 2018, pp. 42–47).
As a 24-year-old lieutenant (junior grade), he had been the Pueblo’s operations officer on 23 January 1968, when the ship was attacked by North Koreans in a one-sided battle that ended within an hour and saw one member of her crew dead and the rest taken hostage.